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National Economic Council

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what costs the National Economic Council has incurred since October 2008. (291890)

It is not possible to isolate costs incurred by the National Economic Council. Administration of the Council is one of a range of responsibilities falling to the Economic Policy Coordination Team within the Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat in the Cabinet Office.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many times the National Economic Council has met since October 2008. (291892)

The National Economic Council has met regularly since its inception in October 2008. Information relating to internal meetings, discussion and advice and the proceedings of Cabinet and Cabinet Committees is generally not disclosed as to do so could harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion.

Details of the membership and terms of reference of the Committee are available in the Libraries of both Houses and on the Cabinet Office website.